Diving in Malaysia has been largely concentrated in the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and the west coast of Sabah, in East Malaysia. With the discovery of Sipadan Island, off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia became an international diving destination with throngs of divers flocking to the island from all over the world. There is something to offer divers of all experience levels.
In the east coast of Malaysia, the islands of Pulau Tioman, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Redang, are well-known locally and regionally. Pulau Tenggol, Pulau Aur, Pulau Dayang, through the years of development, have become internationally known diving destinations in Malaysia too. The diversity of marine life and its rate of growth are prolific in this area.
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The Redang group of islands lie just about 25 km east into the South China Sea from Terengganu, the northeastern state of Peninsular Malaysia. Redang is renowned for its natural beauty but it is the coral reefs around the offshore islands that lure thousands of divers every year.
Layang Layang is a beautiful oceanic atoll lying 300 km off the northwest coast of Sabah, Malaysia. The atoll consists of pristine coral reefs surrounded by deep waters. This brings about a good mix of pelagic visitors and fantastic visibility on the outside of the atoll, with reef life in the the central lagoon.
The Perhentian Islands lie just 21km off the northeast coast of Terengganu in Peninsular Malaysia. The islands comprise Pulau Perhentian Besar – The Big Island, Pulau Perhentian Kecil – The Small Island, and some smaller islands in the area, all with palm-fringed white sandy beaches, azure blue sea and a laid back lifestyle.
Gem Island is located in a Marine Conservation Park with crystal clear waters, a spectacular underwater seascape of corals and marine life as some of its natural wonders. A superb getaway for a relaxed holiday.